Diamond geezer faces jail

A wealthy scrap metal dealer who claimed he was storing almost £50,000 worth stolen diamonds for a friend is facing prison after being convicted by a jury of handling stolen goods. Charles Matthews, 55, was found with 50 precious stones and items of jewellery hidden in a ceiling panel above his desk at London City Metals, in Silvertown, east London Detectives searched Matthews’ offices after intelligence suggested he was in possession of gems taken in a raid at a London…

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